Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Nome, AK

Nome is located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. Nome has a subarctic climate with long, very cold winters, and short, cool summers. However, conditions in both winter and summer are moderated by the city’s coastal location: winters are less severe than in the Interior, and conversely, summers are lukewarm. Gold mining has been a major source of employment and revenue for Nome through to the present day. Nome is a regional center of transportation for surrounding villages. There are two state-owned airports. Nome has a seaport, used by freight ships and cruise ships, located on the southern side of the Seward Peninsula in Norton Sound. The Corps of Engineers completed the Nome Harbor Improvements Project in the summer of 2006 adding a 3,025 ft breakwater east of the existing Causeway and a 270 ft spur on the end of the Causeway making it to a total of 2,982 feet. The City Dock (south) on the Causeway is equipped with marine headers to handle the community’s bulk cargo and fuel deliveries. The Nome Small Boat Harbor has a depth of 10 feet (MLLW) and offers protected mooring for recreational and fishing vessels alongside 2 floating docks.

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